Words by Leon Shaw The lyrics and production are interesting and unique to only Simz, no song sounds like it could be performed by anyone else but her. Songs like Fear No Man and Point And Kill give more than a nod to her Nigerian roots whilst tracks like Rollin Stone and Speed do a … Continued

What a week we’ve had for new shows! The Horrors bring their ‘Metal Life’ bill on Friday 26th November with a great group of acts curated by the band themselves including Manchester’s very own Mandy Indiana. Blurring the lines between hip hop R&B and Jazz, BadBadNotGood are poised for their first visit to Albert Hall … Continued

We’re back to being busy with exciting new announcements again at Albert Hall and we’re thrilled to have three brilliant shows for you in 2022. Firstly the legendary former Last Shadow Puppets man, Miles Kane will be here on Friday 28th January, then we’ve got The Coral coming to town to celebrate the 20th anniversary … Continued

ON THIS DAY: JOHNNY MARR We take a look back at some of our favourite shows over the years. On this day in 2019 we hosted Mancunian legend and NME God Like Genius Award winner, Johnny Marr.  Equal parts Mancunian and Bohemian, the guitar tones of Mr.Johnny Marr are recognisable across the globe but hit … Continued

Well, we do have a selection of Manchester’s finest this week with both Talking Drums (with Neil Diablo) and Space Afrika laying at complete opposite ends of the dynamic spectrum, the former a midday beach-bar vibe (maybe moving in to early evening), and the latter beautifully soundtracking an eyes-closed home-listening session. If you need something … Continued

Formerly British Sea Power, the band now sail forth as Sea Power, and their back with a new album too. We’re delighted that they’ve chosen to play on our stage once more following the success of The People’s Concert. They’ll be here on Saturday 23rd April 2022! The new name is a modest gesture of … Continued

RELEASE ROUNDUP: PICCADILLY RECORDS It’s another week full of brilliant new releases, this time things get a little calmer with the traditional Jewish psalms getting a rework by Nathan Salsburg and the next outing from the ever-reliable Light In The Attic fitting in perfectly between the airy, minimalistic sounds of their Kankyo Ongaku compilation from … Continued

With just under a week to go until we celebrate the Queen of Pop with Burlesque, Drag, Circus, and live music, we’re taking a look at the Material Girls, Lucky Stars, and Beautiful strangers that’ll be bringing the show to life…  Jenna G A self confessed music fiend, actress, broadcaster, performer and artist, Jenna G … Continued

RELEASE ROUNDUP: PICCADILLY RECORDS  It’s a melody heavy week this week, with the more meditative beauty of Max Richter acting as a perfect palate cleanser for the melodic genius of Willy Mason (who played a set in the shop some years ago i’m reliably informed, sadly before my time) or the more rawkous, jagged groove … Continued

RELEASE ROUNDUP: PICCADILLY RECORDS The weather may have taken a turn for the worse this week (is it Autumn already?) but that doesn’t stop the hot new releases from coming thick and fast. This week sees the soulful funk of both Durand Jones and the late, great Prince gracing the shelves alongside a couple slower … Continued